Book description via Amazon:
He’s a game she never intended to play.
And she’s the game changer he never knew he needed.
The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind… like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.
Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful…
This is a Mature YA/New Adult book intended for audiences 17+
Typical hot, bad boy, player Jack remains persistent after Cassie rejects his affections, until eventually she caves and decides to give him a chance. They eventually grow on each other and try to work things out as Jack’s baseball career starts picking up momentum. But is what they have enough to get through the obstacles that lie ahead of them? What happens when the hurdle is just too high?
After reading Cristina’s review over at her website Cristina’s Book Reviews I just had to read this for myself. UGH. This book chewed me up and spat me out! I loved it and I hated it but in the best possible way!
The story starts out with the common plot of good girl resisting bad boy’s charms, but eventually ends up falling for him anyway. So the first half of the story is Cassie and Jack’s relationship blossoming after she finally gives him a chance. And he actually becomes the kind of guy any girl is lucky to have. I loved Jack! He was persistent in getting Cassie to go out with him and when she finally gave in, he turned up the charm, opened up to her, and showed her his sweet side. And Cassie, though she had her weak moments, that girl was feisty when she wanted to be and I loved it when she was. I enjoyed the alternating POVs between the two. I feel like I was able to really get to know the characters and I understood why they acted the way they did.
After I got comfy with this light, sweet read… BAM! Shit hits the fan and it isn’t all sunshine and lollipops anymore for Cassie and Jack 😦 NOO!! WHHHYYYEEE?! :*( In the second half of the story, J. Sterling throws a fast ball AND a curve ball that may or may not have had me mentally ugly crying. I wanted to punch everyone and their mamas in the throat. Can’t say much about the twist because I don’t want to give it away, except that someone should have done a lot more to… untwist?… said twist.
It’s not so much a light read but it is a good mix of sweetness and angst. I’m hoping for a sequel, maybe centered on Jack’s brother Dean, with guest appearances by the couple. It would definitely be on my to-read list